A Game of Import: Sox-Jays Gamer IV

It’s been a long time since we’ve posted one of these — it just hasn’t seemed particularly vital in these post-contention days. But today, Tim Wakefield takes the mound trying to stave off those pesky Blue Jays and manintain the Sox’ position in second place.

Some fans may tell you they don’t care — to quote Ricky Bobby’s father: "If you’re not first, you’re last," or somesuch nonsense. Well, I care. A bunch of pundits this preseason picked the Sox to finish third. They undervalued the Sox’ new infield and questioned the health of Curt Schilling. They were 100 percent wrong about their reasons, yet here the Sox are, thanks to a horrific run no one could have foreseen, fighting for second, just a half-game ahead of Toronto. These pundits cannot be given the chance to say, "See I told you so." The Red Sox, at least for my pride, must finish in second.

So for the first time in a while, here’s a game that means something, even if that something is really not all that much.

Comment away!

7 comments… add one
  • Youkilis, LF
    Loretta, 2B
    Ortiz, DH
    Nixon, RF
    Lowell, 3B
    Hinske, 1B
    Murphy, CF
    Mirabelli 2
    Cora, SS
    Wakefield, P
    Supposedly Manny was fielding with his regular glove and possibly will make a start this weekend. Also the highly credible source BDD, cited today that Manny requested an off season trade.

    Rob September 25, 2006, 7:09 pm
  • BDD is late. Edes reported that in his strangely unsourced Saturday rant. Incidentally, Edes goes off in the Extra Bases blog (as well he should) on a fan who called his home and labeled him a racist.
    His column was horrible and should not have been run without attributiion to somebody (as it becomes more and more clear he drew the inspiration from his “clubhouse access”), but nno one should be harassed at home…

    Paul SF September 25, 2006, 7:34 pm
  • Sox down in the T6th 3-0.

    Rob September 25, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Man, do we have a talent for making borderline Major Leaguers look like the aces of their staff or what?

    Quo September 25, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Quo, I think that has been the major theme of the whole season.

    Rob September 25, 2006, 8:53 pm
  • Top of the 8th, Sox down 5-0. 2 Friggin hits we have managed tonight with Wake pitching.

    Rob September 25, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • Man, I’m glad I got home too late to witness this. Kept my eyes on the Twins (way to go, little guy!) and A’s games (ha ha! Street coughed up a 3-run lead in the bottom of the 9th and Seattle won in the 10th) instead.

    Devine September 26, 2006, 11:10 am

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